Ryan Monroe of Band of Horses to Release "A Painting of a Painting on Fire" on May 22
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:31:02
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Ryan Monroe, multi-instrumentalist for Band of Horses, is excited to announce the release of his debut album A Painting of a Painting on Fire. It's due to drop on May 22. It is a collection of songs was written over the last few years, in-between tours and during various musical ventures. What started off as over 100 songs and ideas was eventually whittled down to an 11-song album that showcases Ryan's talent as both a musician and songwriter for pop-oriented progressive rock.
Recorded at Redstar Studios in Silver Lake, CA with Grammy award-winning producer Chris Testa, Ryan plays every instrument on this cohesive album that seamlessly flows from elaborate pop rockers to complex but melodic ballads.
Ryan is thrilled to offer fans new song "Any Way, Shape Or Deformity" for free download here.
With an opportunity to play every note on the record and having access to the studios large collection of instruments, Ryan was able to explore every idea. "I've had multiple parts for different instruments brewing in my head for quite some time, and because the studio had so many toys, I started messing with vibes and strange synths to get them out. To just walk over to any instrument and start kind of painting the track with it was extremely fun and therapeutic. There were over 120 different instrument tracks on some of the tunes," laughs Ryan.
Did you like "Any Way, Shape or Deformity?"